Help me find a small town.

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posted on Aug, 10 2013 @ 09:22 AM
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I need help finding a small town. This is what I am looking for.
- About 10,000 to 15,000 people
-Perhaps a college town.
-Within a 90 minute drive to a city of 100,000 (for medical reasons).
-Mostly a white population (I don't want to be a minority).
-An attractive town where people maintain their homes.
-Plenty of above ground water.
-Perhaps an artsy kind of place.

I am thinking of a place I would like to be if TSHTF but also a nice place to retire.
Any suggestions?




posted on Aug, 10 2013 @ 09:29 AM
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-Mostly a white population (I don't want to be a minority).


Racist much....?


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posted on Aug, 10 2013 @ 09:51 AM
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Originally posted by OtherSideOfTheCoin
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-Mostly a white population (I don't want to be a minority).


Racist much....?


Slamming with a racist label for that? Really? Just because this person wants to live in a community of his/her own race does not make them a racist. It only is a descriptor of the type of community being sought out. Nothing was mentioned about hatred towards another race or even disliking another race. Perhaps this person doesn't want to live in a community that speaks predominately spanish or chinese because of a language barrier. Did you happen to think of that or are you thinking of only one particular race that this person is "racist" against. If the latter is the case, then that would make you the racist now wouldn't it?
Judgmental much? Holier-than-thou much?
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Mods, does this persons racism accusation not deserve some action?
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posted on Aug, 10 2013 @ 10:20 AM
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Originally posted by OtherSideOfTheCoin
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-Mostly a white population (I don't want to be a minority).


Racist much....?


Arnt we mister politically correct

What if the OP said they were gay and wanted a majority gay community, would you have a complaint then.

Nothing worse than a judgemental, righteous goose.
Are you a fundamental Christian or just lonely and condeming

Oh I suggest Cowaramup as a good choice of towns
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posted on Aug, 10 2013 @ 10:36 AM
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I'm assuming you are already in America:

Western North Carolina is the place you described in my mind. If you live in the outskirts of Asheville, NC you can easily meet your criteria with a small town population.

-For medical you either have Asheville or Greenville SC to travel to both within 90 minutes travel time if you pick certain areas.
-Plenty of lakes and streams for water. Mountainous regions are ideal for SHTF scenarios.
-Very artsy area full of history.
-Asheville is the home of the University of North Carolina - Asheville (UNC-A which is a public liberal arts university)
-Of course it depends which area you live in but most homes are nice and maintained. County laws keep most from having junkyards in and around their home.
-There is a large white population but the area is still diverse.

The only problem I can see is the cost of living is higher in NC than the surrounding states so take that into consideration.

No. 22 out of 25 best places to retire
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posted on Aug, 10 2013 @ 10:58 AM
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Saugatuck or Paw Paw Michigan



posted on Aug, 10 2013 @ 12:42 PM
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Draw a 100 mile circle around Madison, WI. You'll find plenty of small towns that meet your criteria.

But as small towns go, you'll have to integrate yourself with the locals for a while before they trust you.

Remember, in small towns, everybody knows everybodies business.



posted on Aug, 10 2013 @ 04:12 PM
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West Plains, MO?



posted on Aug, 10 2013 @ 04:53 PM
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i live in such a town, Missoula 100k plus is 60 min drive,
we have 2 lakes within a hours drive, rivers and creeks all over,
mountians outside the edge of town.

Their are quite a few small towns that fit that description if you look up
missoula montana and then check in your ideal distance.

There are some drawbacks, no one ever moves to montana to make it rich,
jobs are scarce for good ones, and living here is a bit diffrent than most life.
You give up wealth (unless you are already rich) living here, but the trade off
for the scenery and seclusion is well worth it.
The town i live in is population of 300, a town of 10 to 15k is 9 miles away for
shopping, (grocery store, restraunts etc.) Then Missoula is the main town for
your medical needs, the smaller town that is close has a hospital, and dr's, but
anything worth worrying about you go to missoula.
Spokane WA is about 3 hours away if you really want to go to a big town.

The winters are cold, the summers are short, but i would not trade it for anything.
I have lived in quite a few places around the U.S. and this is home to me.
Fishing is great, hunting is good, (Well was much better before they brought all the
darn wolf's in.) People are friendly, and its a state that is behind the times,
and i like it for that, your word and a hand shake still mean something here,
unlike many places around the country.

I am in the bitterroot area, south of missoula, i've lived east of missoula and in other
parts of the state, but i love being 'in' the mountians rather than to just look at them
from a distance. Such as Great Falls.

Send a PM if you want more info.



posted on Aug, 10 2013 @ 06:00 PM
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Eagle River! the population is much smaller than requested, there are plenty of above ground water resources, the people are great, the nights are dark and quiet.



posted on Aug, 10 2013 @ 06:08 PM
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posted on Aug, 10 2013 @ 06:10 PM
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This is pretty close to what you are looking for:

Golden Colorado



posted on Aug, 10 2013 @ 07:58 PM
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Originally posted by borntowatch



Oh I suggest Cowaramup as a good choice of towns
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Sorry, I want to stay in the US, but thanks for the name of the town.



posted on Aug, 10 2013 @ 08:04 PM
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Originally posted by TheLieWeLive
I'm assuming you are already in America:

Western North Carolina is the place you described in my mind. If you live in the outskirts of Asheville, NC you can easily meet your criteria with a small town population.

-For medical you either have Asheville or Greenville SC to travel to both within 90 minutes travel time if you pick certain areas.
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No. 22 out of 25 best places to retire
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I just came back from a trip where we checked out western North Carolina. I liked the area around Asheville. We thought Boone would be a nice place to live but it would be very annoying to go up and down that mountain every time you needed to go for a medical apt.

Thanks for your suggestion.
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posted on Aug, 10 2013 @ 08:11 PM
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Corvallis Montana...


Its about 45 miles from missoula which is a college town plenty shopping and great medical...Missoula
City in Montana
Missoula is a city in the U.S. state of Montana and is the county seat of Missoula County. It is located along the Clark Fork River near its confluence with the Bitterroot River in western Montana and ... Wikipedia
Area: 23.9 sq miles (61.9 km²)
Weather: 90°F (32°C), Wind 0 mph (0 km/h), 21% Humidity
Local time: Saturday 7:10 PM
Population: 67,290 (2011)
Unemployment rate: 4.8% (Apr 2013)



posted on Aug, 10 2013 @ 08:11 PM
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Originally posted by n120by60w
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Saugatuck or Paw Paw Michigan


Good choices, but one has 1000 people and the other has 3000. I want something a little bigger but you have the right idea..
Thanks



posted on Aug, 10 2013 @ 08:15 PM
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Originally posted by TDawgRex
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Draw a 100 mile circle around Madison, WI. You'll find plenty of small towns that meet your criteria.

But as small towns go, you'll have to integrate yourself with the locals for a while before they trust you.

Remember, in small towns, everybody knows everybodies business.


Madison has about 250,000 people. It is a bigger "hub" city than what I want.
Thank you.



posted on Aug, 10 2013 @ 08:24 PM
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Originally posted by Billie828
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West Plains, MO?


Perfect!! Thanks. I will go take a look!
You were really paying attention to what I am looking for.



posted on Aug, 10 2013 @ 08:42 PM
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Originally posted by NotThat

Originally posted by TDawgRex
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Draw a 100 mile circle around Madison, WI. You'll find plenty of small towns that meet your criteria.

But as small towns go, you'll have to integrate yourself with the locals for a while before they trust you.

Remember, in small towns, everybody knows everybodies business.


Madison has about 250,000 people. It is a bigger "hub" city than what I want.
Thank you.


Hence the hundred mile circle.

I wouldn't recommend Madison myself. It's a great place to visit, but I wouldn't want to live there either. Great party town, they don't call it Mad City for nothing
also very artsy fartsy. A nice University and good medical care as well. Lots to do there. But like I said, I would not want to live there.

I guess I'm of a similiar mindset as you. Madison is too crowded for my taste.

Some really nice towns within that circle though.
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posted on Aug, 10 2013 @ 08:54 PM
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Originally posted by severdsoul
i live in such a town, Missoula 100k plus is 60 min drive,
we have 2 lakes within a hours drive, rivers and creeks all over,

Spokane WA is about 3 hours away


I like the Spokane area. Missoula area is a possibitity. Is the water still poluted?





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